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The Luminosity Function of QSO Host Galaxies

  • Lutz Wisotzki
  • Björn Kuhlbrodt
  • Knud Jahnke

Abstract

We report on results from H band imaging observations of a complete sample of high-luminosity low-redshift QSOs. The luminosity function of QSO hosts is similar in shape to that of normal galaxies, although offset in normalisation by a factor of 10-4. This supports the hypothesis that the parent population of quasars is identical to the general population of early-type field galaxies.

Keywords

Luminosity Function Host Galaxy Normal Galaxy Galaxy Population Galaxy Luminosity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lutz Wisotzki
    • 1
  • Björn Kuhlbrodt
    • 2
  • Knud Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität PotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Hamburger SternwarteGermany

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